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Archive for February 19th, 2013

  • Baubles to bars: India gold culture defies curbs

    February 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 photo, an Indian woman looks into a mirror as she tries out gold jewelry at a shop in Mumbai, India. Nowadays, India is by far the world’s biggest buyer of gold, which despite its rising value, is an increasing drain on...

  • AP Source: Ford to make small engine at Ohio plant

    February 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE-This Tuesday, May 19, 2009 file photo shows Larry Warner pressure testing lines for the turbocharger on Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 at Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 in Brook Park, Ohio. Ford is moving production of a popular small engine from Spain to...

  • Docs: La. firm overstated storage for explosives

    February 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This undated file aerial photo provided by the Louisiana State Police via The Shreveport Times shows part of the smokeless explosive powder improperly stored outside Explo Systems Inc., a munitions dismantling facility at Camp Minden at Doyline,...

  • Brazil hosts Russian satellite navigation system

    February 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Deputy Head of Russia’s Federal Space Agency, Sergey Saveliev, behind, attends a ceremony to inaugurate a station that will use Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System, or GLONASS, at the University of Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday,...

  • NM DPS: Dead body found near village of Rowe

    February 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State authorities say the body of a woman has been found just outside the village of Rowe. A New Mexico Department of Public Safety helicopter spotted the body about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Rowe Mesa. There’s no immediate word on...

  • Las Cruces man wanted for assaulting girlfriend

    February 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators are searching for a Las Cruces man who allegedly battered his girlfriend. Authorities say 35-year-old Federico Vacio was formally charged Tuesday with second-degree kidnapping and battery...

  • Minimum wage inflation indexing blocked in panel

    February 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to increase New Mexico’s minimum wage for inflation stalled Tuesday after a House committee’s Democratic leader opposed the measure. An effort to send the measure to the 70-member House failed on a 6-5 vote in...

  • Albuquerque man pleads guilty to tax evasion

    February 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying his personal income taxes from 2006 and 2007. New Mexico prosecutors say 49-year-old Phillip Sierra owes thousands of dollars in back taxes to the state from a...

  • Albuquerque restaurant not implementing wage law

    February 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque restaurant owner says he’s not going to comply with the city’s new higher minimum wage, and the city doesn’t plan to do anything about it, at least for now. Eric Szeman said his Route 66 Malt Shop...

  • House panel OKs budget, 4 percent spending hike

    February 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State workers and educators will receive a 1 percent pay raise next year under a nearly $5.9 billion budget proposal that’s heading to the House for consideration later this week. The measure provides for a state spending...